GT's Mason, Attaochu named All-ACC

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THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech junior guard Shaquille Mason and senior defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams announced Monday afternoon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

Mason was named first team All-ACC and Attaochu earned second team honors.

Three Yellow Jackets - senior running backs Robert Godhigh and David Sims, and senior guard Will Jackson -- were named honorable mention.

The Coaches' All-ACC Team will be announced Dec. 11.

With Mason's selection, Georgia Tech has been represented on the All-ACC first team for 18 consecutive seasons. This marks the seventh straight year that a Yellow Jacket offensive lineman has been named first team All-ACC.

Mason, who has started 25 consecutive games, was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week two times during the regular season. The Columbia (Tenn.) native helped the Georgia Tech offense rank sixth nationally in rushing offense, seventh in third-down percentage, 15th in fewest sacks allowed and 16th in red-zone offense.

Attaochu earned second team All-ACC honors after being selected honorable mention in both 2011 and 2012. The Washington (DC) product is the first Tech defender to earn All-ACC honors since linebacker Julian Burnett was named second team in 2011, and Attaochu is the first Yellow Jacket defensive end to be named to the team since Derrick Morgan was a first-team selection in 2009.

Attaochu enjoyed one of the best Novembers of any defensive player in college football. He has 10.0 sacks over the last five games, including a career-high 4.0 sacks against Georgia in the regular season finale - the third-most single-game sacks in Yellow Jacket history. His 12.0 sacks this season are the sixth-most in Tech history, and he enters the postseason tied with Greg Gathers (31.0 career sacks) for the most career sacks in school history.

Jackson, who started at both guard and tackle this season, and has 41 career starts under his belt, was named honorable mention All-ACC for the second time.

Godhigh and Sims were named honorable mention for the first time. Godhigh, Tech's top big-play threat and one of the nation's leaders in offensive plays of 30-plus yards, averages 10.1 yards per carry and 20.0 yards per reception. Sims will enter Tech's bowl game with 846 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns, both team highs.

Surprisingly, senior defensive back Jemea Thomas was left off the All-ACC team and honorable mention list. Thomas, who is expected to be taken in the 2014 NFL Draft, leads the team in tackles (73), solo tackles (62), pass break-ups (8) and is tied for the team lead with two interceptions.

Georgia Tech now awaits its 17th consecutive postseason bowl bid, which is expected to be announced on Sunday. The Yellow Jackets concluded the regular season 7-5 overall, 5-3 in the ACC.

Georgia Tech's All-ACC Selections
1982 Robert Lavette, TB
1984 John Dewberry, QB
Tony Kepano, G (AP)
Robert Lavette, TB
Ken Whisenhunt, TE
1985 Cleve Pounds, DB
Ted Roof, LB
Pat Swilling, DE
1986 Kyle Ambrose, DT
John Davis, C
Riccardo Ingram, DB
1988 Cedric Stallworth, DB
Willis Crockett, LB
1989 Jerry Mays, RB (AP-1st; UPI-1st)
Eric Thomas, LB (AP-1st; UPI-1st)
Ken Swilling, DB (AP-1st; UPI-1st)
Darryl Jenkins, T (AP-2nd)
Willie Burks, DT (AP-2nd)
1990 Ken Swilling, FS (1st)
Calvin Tiggle, ILB (1st)
Willie Clay, CB (1st)
Joe Siffri, G (1st)
Marco Coleman, OLB (1st)
Tom Covington, TE (2nd)
Emmett Merchant, WR (2nd)
Jerimiah McClary, DT (2nd)
Shawn Jones, QB (2nd)
Darryl Jenkins, T (2nd)
1991 Willie Clay, CB (1st)
Marco Coleman, OLB (1st)
Mike Mooney, T (1st)
Coleman Rudolph, DT (1st)
Shawn Jones, QB (2nd)
Greg Lester, FL (2nd)
Jerrelle Williams, ILB (2nd)
1992 Coleman Rudolph, DT (1st)
Scott Sisson, K (1st)
1993 Dorsey Levens, RB (1st)
Jamal Cox, ILB (2nd)
William Bell, RB (3rd)
Brian Bravy, G (3rd)
Michael Cheever, C (3rd)
1994 Jason Bender, FL (1st)
Jamal Cox, ILB (2nd)
Brian Bravy, G (2nd)
Lethon Flowers, CB (2nd)
1995 Michael Cheever, C (2nd)
Al Jackson, NG (2nd)
Nathan Perryman, CB (2nd)
Ron Rogers, ILB (2nd)
C.J. Williams, TB (2nd)
1996 Curtis McGee, T (1st)
Harvey Middleton, FL (1st)
Nathan Perryman, CB (2nd)
1997 Rodney Williams, P (1st)
Keith Brooking, LB (2nd)
Ken Celaj, T (2nd)
Ralph Hughes, DE (2nd)
1998 Joe Hamilton, QB (1st)
Craig Page, C (1st)
Rodney Williams, P (1st)
Jason Burks, G (2nd)
Charlie Rogers, SP (2nd)
Jesse Tarplin, DE (2nd)
Travares Tillman, FS (2nd)
Dez White, SE (2nd)
1999 Joe Hamilton, QB (1st)
Jon Carman, T (1st)
Kelly Campbell, FL (1st)
Jason Burks, G (2nd)
Travares Tillman, FS (2nd)
Dez White, SE (2nd)
2000 Chris Brown, T (1st)
Greg Gathers, DE (1st)
Brent Key, G (1st)
Luke Manget, PK (1st)
Kelly Campbell, WR/SP (2nd)
George Godsey, QB (2nd)
Jeremy Muyres, DB (2nd)
Nick Rogers, DE (2nd)
2001 Joe Burns, RB (1st)
Kelly Campbell, WR (1st)
Nat Dorsey, T (1st)
Greg Gathers, DE (1st)
Luke Manget, PK (1st)
Kelley Rhino, SP (1st)
Jeremy Muyres, DB (2nd)
Nick Rogers, DE (2nd)
2002 Jeremy Muyres, DB (1st)
Nat Dorsey, T (2nd)
Luke Manget, PK (2nd)
Kerry Watkins, WR (2nd)
Recardo Wimbush, LB (2nd)
2003 James Butler, FS (1st)
P.J. Daniels, RB (1st)
Keyaron Fox, LB (1st)
Eric Henderson, DE (1st)
Hugh Reilly, C (1st)
Jonathan Smith,WR (2nd)
2004 James Butler, FS (1st)
Calvin Johnson, WR (1st)
Travis Bell, PK (2nd)
Eric Henderson, DE (2nd)
Gerris Wilkinson, LB (2nd)
Chris Reis, LB (hm)
2005 Calvin Johnson, WR (1st)
P.J. Daniels, RB (2nd)
Eric Henderson, DE (2nd)
Dawan Landry, FS (2nd)
Gerris Wilkinson, LB (2nd)
Brad Honeycutt, OT (hm)
2006 Joe Anoai, DT (1st)
Durant Brooks, P (1st)
Calvin Johnson, WR (1st)
Jamal Lewis, S (1st)
Tashard Choice, RB (2nd)
Adamm Oliver, DE (2nd)
Philip Wheeler, LB (2nd)
Reggie Ball, QB (hm)
Andrew Gardner, OT (hm)
KaMichael Hall, LB (hm)
2007 Travis Bell, PK?(1st)
Durant Brooks, P (1st)
Tashard Choice, RB (1st)
Andrew Gardner, OT (1st)
Vance Walker, DT (1st)
Darrell Robertson, DE (2nd)
Kevin Tuminello, C (2nd)
Philip Wheeler, LB (2nd)
Jamal Lewis, S (hm)
2008 Jonathan Dwyer, RB (1st)
Andrew Gardner, OT?(1st)
Michael Johnson, DE?(1st)
Vance Walker, DT (1st)
Morgan Burnett, S (2nd)
Cord Howard, OL?(2nd)
Darryl Richard, DT (2nd)
Derrick Morgan, DE (hm)
2009 Sean Bedford, OL?(1st)
Jonathan Dwyer, RB (1st)
Cord Howard, OL?(1st)
Derrick Morgan, DE (1st)
Joshua Nesbitt, QB (1st)
Demaryius Thomas, WR (1st)
Morgan Burnett, S (2nd)
Brad Jefferson, LB (hm)
2010 Anthony Allen, RB (1st)
Sean Bedford, C (1st)
Omoregie Uzzi, G (2nd)
2011 Omoregie Uzzi, G (1st)
Julian Burnett, LB (2nd)
Jeremiah Attaochu, LB (hm)
Rod Sweeting, CB (hm)
2012 Omoregie Uzzi, G (1st -- M,C)
Jeremiah Attaochu, LB (hm -- M,C)
T.J. Barnes, DT (hm -- C)
Jay Finch, C (hm -- M,C)
Jamal Golden, SP (hm -- C)
Will Jackson, OL (hm -- M)
Orwin Smith, RB (hm -- M,C)
2013 Shaquille Mason, OG (1st - M)
Jeremiah Attaochu, DE (2nd - M)
Robert Godhigh, RB (HM - M)
Will Jackson, OL (HM - M)
David Sims, RB (HM - M)
M = Media; C= Coaches

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